How to merge branches with --no-ff flag using SourceTree?

Browsed the knowledge base, read documentation, tried to find such option in the application, but without success.
I need to merge branches with no fast forward option. Please help me to avoid using console every time I have to merge them )

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Preferences for git has an option

"Do not fast forward when merging, always create commit"

This is what I'm looking for! It's so sad that I cannot give you an 'answer' point.

You can accept multiple answers.

Another me sees this option -) I asked from my personal account, but then continued with my company one. But the answer is still can be assigned only to a single coment.

In the old Answers it was possible to accept two answers, maybe not in the new one.

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In the "Confirm merge" dialog, there is a checkbox: "Create a new commit even if fast-forward is possible". If you leave this unchecked, it uses --no-ff.

I think you mean, "if you check this". Unchecked = "FF if possible", Checked = "Never FF".

Thank you friends, but there is no such option on the 'Confirm' dialog in Mac OS X version (1.9.5).

There are only 'Commit...' and 'Include messages...' check boxes there.

Yes, you are right. Checked => -no-ff

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Another possibility (if this is really missing form the Mac version) is to create a custom action to do this.

Oh! I've really missed it! This might help. Thank you.

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They still don't seem to have this in mac version.

This script works as custom action:


branch_name=$(egrep -lir $1 .git/refs/heads/feature/* |head -1|sed -e 's/.git\/refs\/heads\///')

git merge $branch_name --no-ff --no-edit

If you have multiple branches at that commit, behavior is uncertain.

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